publication . Article . 2011

Working at the microscope

Randell, R; Ruddle, RA; Quirke, P; Thomas, RG; Treanor, D;
Open Access
  • Published: 16 Dec 2011 Journal: Histopathology, volume 60, pages 504-510 (issn: 0309-0167, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Randell R, Ruddle R A, Quirke P, Thomas R G & Treanor D (2012) Histopathology 60, 504–510 Working at the microscope: analysis of the activities involved in diagnostic pathology Aims:  To study the current work practice of histopathologists to inform the design of digital microscopy systems. Methods and results:  Four gastrointestinal histopathologists were video-recorded as they undertook their routine work. Analysis of the video data shows a range of activities beyond viewing slides involved in reporting a case. There is much overlapping of activities, supported by the ‘eyes free’ nature of the pathologists’ interaction with the microscope. The order and timing...
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  • Funder: Wellcome Trust (WT)

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